An "I Voted Today" sticker rests on a person's finger.
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 11/01/2018 | Advocacy, General
We've certainly come a long way, but voting still isn’t completely free of barriers for blind people. One such barrier can be transportation to the polling place. This can be a particularly troublesome issue for people who live in cities or rural areas that don’t have adequate public transportation. That’s why this year the National Federation of the Blind is pleased to partner with Lyft, the makers of the popular ride-hailing app, to help blind voters get to the polls. Read more A Lyft to the Polls...
Scott LaBarre gives a presentation at the national convention.
Posted by Scott C. LaBarre | 10/02/2018 | Advocacy
Last week, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed S.2559, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act of 2018, which amends our domestic copyright law to comply with the Marrakesh Treaty that our Senate ratified at the end of June. Read more Marrakesh Express Rolling Home...
Interns Matt Langland, Grace Anderson, and Ellana Crew sit on a stone wall alongside John Paré in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
Posted by 2018 Summer Interns | 07/13/2018 | Advocacy, Stories
As part of our NFB summer internship program, we had the pleasure of spending two weeks working with John Paré and the rest of the Advocacy and Policy department. Read more NFB Interns Experience Advocacy in DC and Maryland...
NFB logo with the tagline, "Live the life you want."
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 06/28/2018 | Advocacy, Education
The United States Senate today provided its advice and consent for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The chamber also approved the treaty's implementing legislation (S. 2559), which will make modest adjustments to US copyright law to fully comply with the treaty. Read more United States Senate Greenlights Marrakesh Treaty and Implementing Legislation...
A professional man sits at a computer with his hands on the keyboard.
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 06/25/2018 | Advocacy
Eighty years ago, the Fair Labor Standards Act became the law of the United States. It sought to improve wages and working conditions for American workers. Since its enactment, progress has certainly been made. But one thing hasn't changed since 1938: workers with disabilities can still be paid less than the federal minimum wage. Read more #timeForTIME: Labor Standards Must Be Fair for All...

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